Road crash victim dies in hospital

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A woman who suffered serious injuries when her car was in collision with a lorry on the B2139 at Houghton Hill, near Amberley, last month, has died in hospital.

She has been named as 77-year-old Mary Sherlock, of Fern Road, Storrington, who was driving her Toyota Avensis west when it was in collision with an eastbound Daf articulated lorry near the George and Dragon pub just after 3.20pm on Monday July 18.

Mary’s husband, Steven Sherlock, paid tribute to her. He said: “Mary was a respected member of the Storrington community. She was treasurer of the Village Hall and ran a ballet school in the village for many years.

“She helped at St Philip’s Catholic Primary School and was active in organising the music and liturgy at the local Catholic church playing both the piano and organ.

“She is very much missed by our family and many friends.”

Following the crash, Mrs Sherlock was flown by air ambulance to Southampton General Hospital where she remained in a critical condition, but died in the early hours of Friday.

The lorry driver, a 69-year-old man from Liss, Hampshire, was not injured.

The road was closed for five hours for investigations and for the HGV to be removed.

Anyone who saw what happened is asked to contact police by emailing collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101, quoting Operation Sedgebrook.